LUIGI GAMBERO, THOMAS BUFFER
Title: Mary and the Fathers of the Church : The Blessed Birgin Mary in Patristic Thought
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Ignatius Press April 1999
0898706866 / 9780898706864
Seller ID: 96282
Gambero harvests abundant citations from the second to the eighth centuries to illustrate the development of Marian doctrine and devotion during the patristic age. Each chapter focuses on a specific period or controversy, and concludes with readings from writers such as Ignatius of Antioch, the Protoevangelium of James, Justin Martyr, Melito of Sardis, Tertullian, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the Cappadocians, Ephrem the Syrian, John Chrysostom, Hilary of Poitiers, Augustine, Jerome, Romanos the Melodist, Andrew of Crete, John of Damascus and many others. Many of the sections quoted appear for the first time in English. A valuable and edifying synthesis.